Access Programs

Art for All


Art for All Admission Program provides any child with a disability and their caregiver (i.e. parent, respite support, therapist, teacher) free admission to the museum during general public hours. This program relies on feedback from families which will be used to strengthen museum-wide programs.

CMA’s Art for All initiative is aimed at making the museum accessible for all children, including those with special needs, by providing professional development to its staff, and collaborating with key partners, which include parent focus groups, community-based organizations, and experts in accessibility.

Audience: Children 2 to 15 years old with a disability and their caregiver

Visit our website for museum hours and to plan for your visit. Please note that during school holidays the museum maybe more crowded than your child is comfortable enjoying.


For more information or to register, please email Community and School Programs Manager, Mackie Saylor at

Tools for Accessibility

Social Story

Click Here to download our Social Story, a visual guide to help you prepare for a visit to the museum!

Touch Stations

Touch Stations are placed throughout the gallery to provide multiple ways of experiencing the art exhibition. Explore tactile materials and question prompts on drawing horses together with your child.


“My son loves art! Having a place that offered me, as a mother of a child with disabilities, the opportunity to see him enjoy himself for free was very touching.

“My son enjoyed the visit to the museum, he was welcomed in with happy faces. It’s great that children with special needs can be included.”

“We had been doing the Media Lab Stripes program which my husband and I really like, but which is challenging for our son. He has difficulty following the structured activities and program so I brought him on a day off from school to see how he would do when he could go wherever he wanted, and he really enjoyed himself. He loves the open art studio area – he does his own thing, and enjoys it.”

This program is supported, in part, by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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